Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

In 1916, after trouble at work, Bill (Richard Gere) leaves Chicago for Texas, together with girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and his sister Linda (Linda Manz). Passing as siblings in order to find work, the lovers keep up the pretence when it becomes clear the shy farmer they work for (Sam Shepard) - rumoured to be dying, with no one to inherit his fortune - has fallen for Abby... 4.7 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
Days of Heaven

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Certificate 15
Genre Drama, Comedy
Director Terrence Malik
Cast Sam Shepard, Linda Manz, Brooke Adams Richard Gere
Studio BFI
Release Date September 2011
Running Time 94 mins
 

In 1916, after trouble at work, Bill (Richard Gere) leaves Chicago for Texas, together with girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and his sister Linda (Linda Manz). Passing as siblings in order to find work, the lovers keep up the pretence when it becomes clear the shy farmer they work for (Sam Shepard) - rumoured to be dying, with no one to inherit his fortune - has fallen for Abby...

Reviews

The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

[The Film] is a rich and rewarding experience, then as now celebrated for its intricacy and slowness.

01/09/2011

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The Evening Standard

David Sexton

Days of Heaven (first shown in 1978) is simply one of the most ravishing films ever made, luminous in a way that no other movie has been.

02/09/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

The film's striking images...are charged with emotion and meaning, never there just for effect.

04/09/2011

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Time Out

David Jenkins

Visually and thematically, it’s still one of the most beautiful films ever made.

01/09/2011

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Total Film

Matthew Leyland

Largely lensed in the window between sunset and nightfall, it’s a magic-hour masterpiece scrubbed to new heights of radiance by this restoration.

26/08/2011

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The Sunday Times

Louis Wise

[Some] may grumble that, despite the tragedy unfolding, there isn’t much narrative meat; but, as usual with Malick, that shouldn’t matter when the bare bones are so beautiful.

04/09/2011

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Sight & Sound

Tom Milne

Where Badlands was about the unilateral influences of untamed landscapes on two young urban delinquents, Days of Heaven widens its perspective to describe no less than mankind, the Earth, and their mutual interaction.

05/09/2011

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